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Tony’s Fish & Oyster Cafe – Seafood Sampler

Tony’s Fish & Oyster Cafe has been a staple at the entrance to Granville island since 2002. The thing is… there’s so many great places to eat at Granville Island that we’ve never found the time to try them out… until now.
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Ikea Restaurant (Richmond) – Meatball Madness

For well over a year, the strike at the Richmond Ikea dragged on and on and on. And that was sad news if you were looking for some cheap eats while browsing through the maze-like warehouse. Fortunately, fabled mediator Vince Ready put an end to the strike so you can now enjoy Swedish meatballs for the next 10 years.
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Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Slapjack Chowder

I’ve been to Rodney’s Oyster House in Yaletown a few times and enjoyed the food so I’ve been anxiously waiting to try their Gastown location for a while.
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Celine’s Fish and Chips – Granville Island

On a summertime visit to Granville Island with our pup, we grabbed some food from Celine’s Fish and Chips in the Public Market. Read the rest of this entry

River’s Reach Pub

For some reason, I’ve been hitting up the local pubs in New West lately for lunch. It has nothing to do with drinking… I’m just looking for someplace new to eat and New West seems to have quite a few pubs. Read the rest of this entry

Salty’s Fish & Chips (New West)

Salty’s Fish & Chips currently has 8 locations (4 in the Lower Mainland and 4 on Vancouver Island) and has been around since the 70’s. Still, until my visit recently… I’ve never heard of them before. Perhaps it’s because there are so many places that you can find fish and chips in Vancouver.
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Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Seattle)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams, located at the historic Pier 54 in Seattle, is a full-service restaurant and our first stop on our Seattle-Portland road trip. Having only been to the Ivar’s at the Bellis Fair food court, I was unprepared with seeing how large this Ivar’s location was and the wide menu choices. Read the rest of this entry

The Spud Shack Fry Co. – Belgian Frites at the New West Skytrain Station

The Spud Shack Fry Co. is located in the new development that has built up around the New West Skytrain station.  While it’s not within the fare paid zone, it’s close enough to the restaurant that you can see the Skytrain departing the station. Read the rest of this entry

Pajo’s Fish & Chips (Steveston Wharf)

It’s been a few years since I first ate at Pajo’s down on the Steveston Wharf but I’ve been determined to come back.  It’s just that Steveston is a bit of a drive for me and, being an outdoor eatery, it’s best to save this for a sunny day.  Read the rest of this entry

C-Lovers (North Van) – AYCE Fish & Chips

The May long weekend usually serves as the unofficial start of summer in the Lower Mainland (regardless of whether or not the weather cooperates).  One of the classic summertime dishes is fish & chips.  Read the rest of this entry

Cockney Kings Fish & Chips (New West)

Note:  Since this is a visit to Cockney Kings, I figured I’d try to write this entry in Cockney Slang.  The restaurant gives you a paper place setting with a bunch of common Cockney translations… please forgive me if this doesn’t translate well – but at least you have the pictures to look at. Read the rest of this entry